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TravelPod Member ReviewsElphinstone Hotel Nainital
this is really a very nice place to stay . view of lake from elphinston is amazing n wonderful. whole staff of hotel is very cooperative. food was very delicious and not so expensive.
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... days to come, although sadly we would not be able to witness it.
We did catch some of the Ramlila festivities in Nainital though where we spent two days mostly indoors as the fog had descended on the lake but it meant we could catch up on e-mails etc and drink beer! A stage had been erected by the lake with lots of chairs set out in front. We sat down and listened to the same Hindi tune being played over and over whilst the sound ...
... can get to in the region. A landslide halted our progress at Almora and we had to divert using a different secondary road for the rest of the journey. The bus chugged slowly uphill, and seemed to freewheel unnervingly on the downhill stretches! The higher we got the more majestic the scenery became with ranges of snow-capped mountains coming into view. Shortly after the bus pulled into Bageshewar we ...
... how bout you drive?". After a few more miles and a couple hairy moments, one involving a very near head on collision with a lorry and another with the edge of a mountain, I decided that, if I wanted to get to Ramnagar alive, I should probably take him up on his offer. I hadn't driven a car in eight years and have absolutely no faith in my driving abilities whatsoever, but compared to Sanjay, I was Jeremy ******* Clarkson (without the casual racism). After a while he seemed to calm ...
... en suite and apparently wi-fi. Oh, and two balconies, one east facing, one west facing (that's one for sunrise and one for sunset). Did I mention the balconies!? This was quite possibly the coolest room I'd ever stayed in in India. The only other person staying there was an old Italian guy who blasted out Faithless most of the day, which was totally fine by me. I set off immediately to climb to the top of the peak, to the old temple. It was an incredibly chilled spot ...
... above and there is an almost carnival atmosphere at the top with Indian families enjoying the very dilapidated Mountain Magic amusement park full of rusty old rides and bumper cars.
We only spent about an hour up there before heading back down for sunset beers at the hotel and our last evening in India – boo hoo L Dressed in our finest clothes (dress code is no shorts or slippers) we headed out to Nainital boat house to find Mr Mumtaz but ...